Reprise: Jazz Bakery Back to Culver City

LOS ANGELES TIMES reporting this morning that the Jazz Bakery is re-opening sometime in 2012. Ruth Price, the venue’s long-time owner, impresario announced that the club, which moved from it’s Helms Building space back in 2009, has found new, formal digs in a space adjacent to the Kirk Douglas Theater in downtown Culver City. The club had been operating as a sort of satellite in the last few years — a series of shows that Price had labeled “A Musical Feast.” I’m thrilled she’s putting down roots. The Bakery had been one of L.A.’s few places to go to hear top-shelf live jazz. I’ve seen some of the best shows of my life there, in that simple room that for a long time was simply a stage and rows of plastic patio chairs. No matter: I was transported beyond those chairs, walls and roof: Charles Lloyd, Jimmy Scott, Brad Mehldau, James Carter, Charlie Hunter … that’s just the short list.

So glad she’ll be back bringing the real deal around from time to time.

Congratulations, Ruth!

photo via L.A. Times

Here’s the full post from today’s L.A. Times.


4 thoughts on “Reprise: Jazz Bakery Back to Culver City

  1. And don’t forget – the Bakery is a nonpprofit – Price is not an “owner” – YOU the public are. Good to have a non-commercial place again to hear this music

    • yes, you’re correct. an important distinction i’ve known ruth (and written about her and the club) for years and she’s the engine behind all of it. you’re also right in that it is for us. a gift. she curated, planed and hosted not just music, but helped to create a community. thanks for visiting!

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